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Bracketology: Projecting the 2012 NCAA Tournament Field

It is kind of hard to believe that Selection Sunday for the NCAA Tournament is only six weeks away.  It is becoming time when college basketball teams are separating themselves as either tourney contenders or pretenders.  Here is The Sports Bank‘s latest Bracketology?  I have more than held my own the past couple of years against ESPN’s Joe Lunardi and with my extreme college...
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February 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Mention of Danny Woodhead makes Joe Theismann, Deion Sanders lose it (Video)

Ah you gotta love Danny Woodhead of the New England Patriots; or at least his name. Misprouncing the surname of the tailback who looks a lot like someone who works at Medieval Times caused the NFL Network team, especially Deion $anders to literally lose it during a show taping. Former Washington Redskins and Notre Dame legend Joe Theismann made a mildly funny malapropism that...
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February 05, 2012  |  Discuss

How to fix the Columbus Blue Jackets’ mess

  Back in November, I wrote a two-part article titled ‘Who’s to Blame for Columbus Blue Jackets’ Mess?’  In Part One, I identified senior Blue Jackets management as the primary culprit to the mess.  However, team majority owner John P. McConnell has expressed his full support of Blue Jackets team president Mike Priest and General Manager (GM) Scott Howson during meetings...
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February 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Marisol Gonzalez is the new Ines Sainz this Super Bowl Week (Pics)

Ines Sainz had a quiet Super Bowl this year. It wasn’t like last year’s media day, where reporters were just as interested in interviewing her as they were the players and coaches. That’s because the internet was ablaze about Marisol Gonzalez, another huge-booty-having, dressed very inappropriately for work “reporter” from a rival station. Just a quick photo reminder...
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February 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Why Kirk Herbstreit was ‘bang on’ regarding National Signing Day

On February 1st, the day before Groundhog Day, a different annual right of passage, one with about as much accuracy and validity as Groundhog Day occurred, National Signing Day. When asked to comment on the hoopla and hype concerning this ostentatious narcissistic-fest, ESPN College Football analyst Kirk Herbstreit expressed his discontent over the craziness surrounding this day...
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February 05, 2012  |  Discuss
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Rodgers wins league MVP award

Aaron Rodgers could not lead the Packers to back-to-back Super Bowl titles, but his historic 2011 regular season earned him the NFL MVP award by a landslide. 

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February 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Ohio State proves to be too strong for Wisconsin with 58-52 win (Rapid Reaction)

                  The #3 Ohio State Buckeyes keep control of their first-place standing in the Big Ten with a 58-52 win over the #20 Wisconsin Badgers. Preseason All-American Jared Sullinger was particularly strong with 24 points and 10 rebounds in the Buckeyes first win at the Kohl Center since 2000. Wisconsin has become the poster-child for being outplayed, yet having...
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February 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Super Bowl 46 drinking game

One of my favorite articles to write every year is the annual NCAA Tournament Championship Drinking Game. Here are the three we have done in case you missed them; 2009 Michigan State vs. North Carolina version, 2010′s Butler vs. Duke game, and this past season’s Butler vs. UConn Drinking Game.  I even did a NBA Draft drinking game last summer. I figured since I have zero rooting...
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February 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Get Ready for Puppy Bowl this Super Bowl Sunday (Video)

Puppy Bowl is back for its 8th consecutive year with an all-star, all-adorable cast that’s ready to mix it up on the grand gridiron of Animal Planet Stadium. New this year: Meep the Bird who will tweet all the action from inside the stadium and a piggy pep squad that will “ham” it up on the sidelines and squeal with delight for their favorite pups. It’s Sunday, Feb. 5, beginning...
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February 04, 2012  |  Discuss

What could Jeff Carter draw in a trade?

It’s no secret that Columbus Blue Jackets General Manager Scott Howson is actively shopping center Jeff Carter, a player he acquired a mere seven months ago as part of an attempted series of impact moves designed to place the woebegone Blue Jackets into playoff contention.  Carter’s reaction to the trade was that of extreme disappointment to the extent that Blue Jackets team...
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February 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Battle of NUs: Northwestern outshoots Nebraska

In what essentially turned into a three-point shooting contest, Northwestern was able to beat Nebraska in the battle from beyond the arc, taking down the Huskers 84-74. The Wildcats shot 45.2 percent from three (14-31) and 12 of their first 13 shots came from beyond the arc. The Huskers relied on the three as well, hitting on 11 of 26 shots for 42.3 percent on the night. Because...
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February 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Show off your superior football knowledge is new app this Super Bowl

Did you ever call a play, or maybe even predict a game score in a college football or NFL contest, and get it exactly right? You have to left the world know, correct? (By the way, my prediction record in two years of “Brutally Honest Previews” is 44-19, in case I hadn’t told you! And ToldU is a new social leaderboard app that allows users to predict then brag about the outcomes...
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February 03, 2012  |  Discuss

The Chicago Cubs week that was and more Cubs stuff

After a crazy Cubs week, full of news and groundbreaking signings like those of Trever Miller and Matt Tolbert combined with another eye-opening list of prospects from BA that no one has ever thought of before, it is hard just to catch one’s breath. Can you sense the sarcasm? Good, because I am laying it on pretty thick. And as I am typing this, word breaks across the wire that...
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February 03, 2012  |  Discuss

2011-2012 Big East basketball power rankings (2/3/12)

It seems if you are in the Big East, you are either streaking (Marquette, Notre Dame, Louisville, Pitt) or you are sliding (Cincinnati, UConn, West Virginia, Seton Hall.)  All in all, it makes for a competitive conference with several teams still having plenty of work to do on their NCAA Tournament resume.  Be sure to check back every Friday for my latest Big East Power Rankings...
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February 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Scout featured in “Moneyball” gets new Miami Marlins gig

Add Barry Moss to the parade of Independent Baseball instructional people moving to the Miami Marlins.       Although some will know him as one of the scouts debating with Billy Beane (I know, it was Brad Pitt portraying Beane) in the award-winning movie Moneyball, Moss has been putting together Indy teams for the last decade, first in St. Paul, MN and since 2003 for Brockton...
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February 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Kate Upton Super Bowl Commercial Preview (Screen Grab)

Kate Upton is the hottest woman alive, and as such gets a lot of coverage on this site. And she’s highly involved in sports so her TSB coverage is deserved (she attended THE GAME rooting for the Wolverines, did her famous “Dougie” dance that got her a new level of fame at a L.A. Clippers game, and even hung out with the New York Yankees.) Now she has her own Super Bowl ad...
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February 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Indiana Hoosiers’ Christian Watford League-Bound?

When Christian Watford committed to Indiana University at the beginning of his senior year of high school in 2008, he dubbed himself Christian “LeagueBound” Watford on Facebook. The Birmingham, Ala. native just might have been on to something. Now a junior forward at Indiana, Watford has displayed tremendous progress from as recently as last season, enough so that fellow TSB...
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February 02, 2012  |  Discuss

’11-’12 Illini Bare Disturbing Resemblance to ’98-’99 Team

Bruce Weber has his 2011-12 Fighting Illini in real good shape to make the NCAA Tournament, with his third big, signature win coming just the other night over Michigan State. Yet he’s on both the hot seat and the bad side of Illini Nation. (Much more on this in a quickly upcoming post) Why? Style points. Illini basketball is “sexy” alright, sexy as Camryn Manheim or Kathy...
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February 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Badgers Go With Quality and not Quantity on National Signing Day

                  Like many seasons before, the Wisconsin Badgers do not have a top ranked recruiting class. In fact, Rivals.com has the Badgers at 48th and Scout.com at 53rd. It’s been a tumultuous off-season for the Badgers who have lost six assistant coaches to other jobs and now have signed one of the smallest recruiting classes ever under Head Coach Bret Bielema...
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February 02, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 NBA Mock Draft-Second Round (2/2/12)

The 2012 NBA Draft figures to consist of a deeper, more talented group of prospects that the 2011 class.  Team needs HAVE been taken into consideration with this 2012 NBA mock draft and the order is based on the current NBA standings.  Click on the players’ name for a complete, in-depth scouting report. (By the way, The Sports Bank was graded as the most accurate 2011 NBA Mock...
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February 02, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 NBA Mock Draft-First Round (2/2/12)

The 2012 NBA Draft figures to consist of a deeper, more talented group of prospects that the 2011 class.  Team needs  HAVE been taken into consideration with this 2012 NBA mock draft and the order is based off the current NBA standings.  Click on the players’ name for a complete, in-depth scouting report.  Check out The Sports Bank’s NFL Mock Draft as well. (By the way...
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February 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Ohio St. Lands Top 5 Class, Bret Bielema Calls Out Urban Meyer’s Tactics

Urban Meyer’s first recruiting class at Ohio State is ranked 3rd or 4th in the nation, depending on who you ask. So much for being hurt by NCAA sanctions/the stain of Jim Tressel/Terrelle Pryor corruption. Meyer’s recruiting class and alleged lack of class has caught the attention of Wisconsin head coach Bret Bielema. The Badgers leader was asked Wednesday if he thought Meyer...
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February 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Oklahoma Sooners Reel in Another top 10 Recruiting Class

Like every college football coach on this day, OU Head Coach Bob Stoops is extremely pleased with his national signing day haul. His class, ranked 10th by Rivals, is massive at 25. It has 1 5-star, 11 4-star and 13 3-star recruits. “This is an excellent class of 25 and I felt like we met our needs in all areas. When we were finished we felt that we had the numbers where we needed...
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February 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Chad Ochocinco Fiance Evelyn Lozada: Preview Video of Maxim Shoot

Chad Ochocinco made some headlines this week by giving those really nice, expensive Dr. Dre headphones to each and every of his New England Patriots teammates. Obviously, he was a darling of Super Bowl media day. But now his girl Evelyn Lozada will make some noise, sneak a peak at her Maxim.com photo shoot. Check out the photos See the video after the jump So who is the buxom Evelyn...
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February 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Wolverines Land Top Recruiting Class in Big 10; Top 10 Nationally

The Wolverines Sugar Bowl win over Virginia Tech is reason for optimism, especially considering that it came in the first year of what many U of M fans hope is a long and illustrious tenure for head coach Brady Hoke. But it would be premature to say that Michigan is now ready to compete for national championships on a yearly basis. (guest post from Christopher Johnson, Big Ten or...
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February 01, 2012  |  Discuss
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